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Georgia State Parks Host Fall Fishing Contest

November 19, 2013
Man with a big fish

Georgia’s state parks offer exceptional fishing opportunities, from large lakes to trophy trout streams. Most parks offer boat ramps and fishing docks—including some wheelchair accessible docks. Many parks also rent fishing boats and canoes. For tips on where to fish, visit the fishing page on the Georgia State Parks website.

This fall, anglers of all ages can enter the Georgia State Parks “Reelin’ in the Prizes” fishing contest. Simply take a snapshot of your catch (bass, trout or catfish) at one of the measuring signs in the parks and e-mail it to FishingChallenge@gastateparks.org by December 1.

Those who catch the largest fish could win a multitude of prices, such as:

  • Bass Pro Shops gift certificates
  • Fishing gear from Shakespeare
  • A Big Green Egg

First- and second-place winners will also enjoy a celebration dinner hosted by TV host O’Neill Williams.

For more information about the “Reelin’ in the Prizes” challenge and fishing license information, go to the Georgia State Parks Fishing Challenge and Angler Resources pages. Georgia’s State Parks are operated by the Department of Natural Resources.

About the Author

Kim Hatcher is the Public Affairs Coordinator for Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites.  She has worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 20 years and enjoys sharing the great outdoors with others.